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. >>> senate majority leader harry reid said he has the votes to pass the $2 billion cash for clunkers voucher. it gives drivers financial incentives for trade anything gas-guzzling vehicles. mcconnell predicts the passage as well. >>> in iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad was sworn as the country's president for a second term. meanwhile, a top iranian lawmaker says they are to bring spy charges against three americans. >>> a panel of feder judges is ordering the california prison system to slash its inmate population by 27%. about 40,000 inmates within two years. they say it's the only way to change what they call an unconstitutional priso health care system that causes one unnecessary death each week. >>> new satellite imagery shows the amazon rain forest in june was four times worse than just a month before. 223 square miles were lost, an area about half the size of los angeles. >>> and in israel, tourists captured incredible video of horses running with a car. fortunately the vehicle slowed down before the impact. both the driver and the horse escaped with minor injuries. >>> and now here's an earl
a bill without republican help. senate majority leader harry reid said if it can't be a bipartisan bill, he will get a partisan one. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >>> today the public got its first chance to visit senator ted kennedy's final resting place. a long line formed most of the day as people passed the simple marker in white cross at the late senator's grave site. kennedy was buried at arlington national cemetery yesterday. he was laid to rest just a few hundred feet away from his brothers. people visiting the grave today said they simply wanted to pay tribute to the man who gave his life to public service. >> his life made a difference in other lives. that's what really counts. when you show love and concern for your fellow man. >> despite today's heat, some visitors stood in line for up to half an hour to get a look at senator kennedy's grave site. >>> a growing wildfire in the mountains above los angeles surged overnight, now threatening some 10,000 homes there. authorities say the blaze is spreading in all directions in california. three people have been burned, at
mooar, nbc news, bridgeville, pennsylvania. >>> a warning today from senate majority leader harry reid to lawmakers, be prepared to work on the cash for clunkers program, even if it meansmying out on their summer break. senator reid says if the congress doesn't pass the $2 billion program they might meet out on some of their august recess. he had the votes in the senate. the program is running out of funds quickly. it's estimated as many as 3,000 vehicles have been purchased in the first few days. this funding would help keep the program afloat until next month. >>> here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street this wednesday afternoon. stocks took a steep step downward. the dow lost 40 points. the nasdaq was off 18 ints. and the new york stock exchange down 16. president obama's approval ratings on the economy are headed down as well. many are being heckled by angry constituents. today the president fired back at what the democratic party is calling the mobs. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama went to elk hard, indiana, to announce more stimulus proj
majority leader harry reid says, quote, it was the thrill of my work with ted kennedy. he was a friend, the model of publ servin a amendncari a icon. as we mourn his loss, with rededicate himself to theau cses to which cifut dlyul dutifully feiflis . senate kennedy stands wlihit th most patriotic men and wichl women t erve ser in these lls. s nancyi posil says he had a grand orvi fs america and an inparalleled work for change. he had deep concern for the least among us. no one has done more than setor konese tdy educate our children, care for our seniors and tsure the for all americans. of course, senator kennedy's death comes at a critical time of the health care debate. health care was a lifelong issue for senator kennedy. president barack obama is facing a very, very difficult fight for his health care reform plan. he is going to need all of the votes that he can get. the vacancy being left by the death of senator kennedy, of course, not great timing for the obama administration. actually, senator kennedy and in his final days was trying to change the succession law in massachusett
the president has to decide to step up and really frame this for us. the leadership can do it. harry reid, i think, has worked hard. i know max baucus is working hard on the finance committee. we put a bill back together in july, as you know, david. teddy's committee, i was asked to chair temporarily for him. a good bill. it was 300 amendments as part of that effort. most of them technical, but many are substantive. that bill has been sitting will. we're ready to work on that along with the finance committee and to move forward. that's what needs to happen here. my belief is that if we can get these bills together and sit down with each other, we can produce a strong vibrant, vitally needed health care reform legislation of accessibility, of course, quality, and affordable. >> i want to get a final thought. first from you senator dodd. as you sit here this morning after all the emotion of the past week, what is the meaning of senator kennedy, the man and the legislator that you are thinking about this morning? >> well, john, i think said it very well. one thing that was so difficult. how do
the program alive, but harry reid says he's confident it will pass. the program has allowed about a quarter million americans to buy new cars in a down economy. >>> it's an "american idol" shocker. paula abdul is gone. the singer says she decided not to return next year. she made the announcement on her twitter page last night. that has people buzzing today. abdul has been a judge for the singing contest since it began eight seasons ago. in july she had said that she'd been invited to stay with "american idol" as long as the show lasted and she was optimistic about negotiating a new contract. >>> coming soon to a theater near you, a full-length motion picture filled with footage of michael jackson's last rehearsals, only if a los angeles probate judge approves the deal by monday. last month aeg's ceo randy phillips revealed the company had more than 100 hours of footage preparations for jackson's series of 50 comeback concerts scheduled in london. it could generate much needed money for jackson's debt ridden estate. >>> this is called offender locator and producing users with a list of sex
extension needed to keep the program alive, but senate majority leader harry reid announced he is confident it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> what are we going to do when the $2 billion runs snout are we going to spend another $5 billion? are we in the car business at the retail level forever? >> mitch mcconnell says his party won't block a vote and the matter will be completed. >>> happening today, president obama is headed to indiana where he'll announce a manufacturing grant to talk about his efforts to get the economy back on track. elkhart's unemployment rose to the highest level in the nation. this will be mr. obama's third visit to the area. >>> president obama celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday. he celebrated with this impressive cake there including the presidential seal, but he also had a trick up his sleeve. he surprised helen thomas who turned 89 and shares a birthday with him. she was serenaded with happy birthday. >> it is hard to believe she is 89. >> she's been around for a long time an
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